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Green Teacher 103, Summer 2014

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Birding for Beginners by Renee Bachman and Ted Watt

Teach scientific inquiry skills using this citizen science field study unit on native songbird breeding behaviour

Paying Attention with Kindness and Curiosity by Caren McDonald

Teaching mindfulness helps high school students decompress from the fast-paced, high-expectation culture they are immersed in

Starting a School Garden Summer Camp by Julie Johnston

The school year always ends just as the school garden is starting to blossom – extend learning by running your own summer garden day camp

Sustainability with Post-it Notes by Elissa Brown (free article)

A mosaic of rainbow paper squares in a middle school classroom displays ideas rethinking what a sustainable future could look like

Mapping for Change  by Scott Lenhart

A simple mapping exercise helped this Ohio middle school increase the efficacy of their paper recycling program by more than a ton

The Human Body as Recycling Machine by Giuliano Reis

Introducing urine nutrient recovery to high school science students from a multi-disciplinary perspective

The Art of Observation by Shannon Walz

Learning the methods of scientific observation can make science inquiry more interesting and meaningful

Art, Science, and Fun Intertwined by Edith Pucci Couchman

Making colourful yarn bracelets can help illustrate important ecosystem concepts such as coevolution, diversity, and energy transfer for all ages

Outside the Classroom, Adventure Awaits by Cindi Smith-Walters and Christa Campbell

How the study of trees, life cycles, and relationships within ecosystems can encourage environmental awareness and action

Envisioning a Nature Kindergarten by Enid Elliott

The story of the first nature kindergarten in a public school in British Columbia

A Computer Lab Grows in San Francisco by Linda Lewin (free article)

A creative computer lab encourages environmental stewardship while teaching technology skills

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